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Enjoying God’s Creation Through Macro Photography

Since my photography blog was a flop our blogging friend Nathan Stitt encouraged me to post photos here. I really want to keep this blog focused on Scripture and Christian subjects but now and then I will keep posting Free Photos and maybe some others if I can keep a post on-topic.

I’ve gotten into macro photography lately and it amazes me what we can see through a macro lens that we would never notice otherwise. God created most of these things for His own enjoyment because we won’t discover the vast majority of them. It’s great to participate in enjoying God’s creation in this way. So I thought I’d post some macro photos that have opened my eyes up to small things that are common but not seen.

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Impatiens Macro With Fluffy Pollen

Unknown Flower

Bug on Sunflower

Raspberry

Cactus Red Hooks

African Violet

Genesis 1:11-12
Then God said, “Let the earth produce vegetation: seed-bearing plants, and fruit trees on the earth bearing fruit with seed in it, according to their kinds.” And it was so. 12 The earth brought forth vegetation: seed-bearing plants according to their kinds and trees bearing fruit with seed in it, according to their kinds. And God saw that it was good.

Genesis 1:24-2
Then God said, “Let the earth produce living creatures according to their kinds: livestock, creatures that crawl, and the wildlife of the earth according to their kinds.” And it was so. 25 So God made the wildlife of the earth according to their kinds, the livestock according to their kinds, and creatures that crawl on the ground according to their kinds. And God saw that it was good.

Photo and Verse of the Day

1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
Rejoice always!
Pray constantly.
Give thanks in everything,
for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.

I was reviewing this verse the other day and I think it’s so popular that I overlook it. These are commands and the first one sets the tone. This is God’s will which is good, that causes us joy, whatever its form in whatever circumstances we’re in, if we remember to pray and thank God in the midst of everything.

I pray that we can do these things continually this week, especially when those who enjoy spring and live in a climate that has it see its signs.

Taken yesterday. This is about the reddest red that God made and the spikes are purple. Be sure to click for a larger one.

Easter Image

Here is an Easter image from one of my contacts on Flickr.

Monday Photos – White as Snow

Isaiah 1:10-20
Listen to the LORD, you leaders of “Sodom.”
Listen to the law of our God, people of “Gomorrah.”
11 “What makes you think I want all your sacrifices?”
says the LORD.
“I am sick of your burnt offerings of rams
and the fat of fattened cattle.
I get no pleasure from the blood
of bulls and lambs and goats.
12 When you come to worship me,
who asked you to parade through my courts with all your ceremony?
13 Stop bringing me your meaningless gifts;
the incense of your offerings disgusts me!
As for your celebrations of the new moon and the Sabbath
and your special days for fasting—
they are all sinful and false.
I want no more of your pious meetings.
14 I hate your new moon celebrations and your annual festivals.
They are a burden to me. I cannot stand them!
15 When you lift up your hands in prayer, I will not look.
Though you offer many prayers, I will not listen,
for your hands are covered with the blood of innocent victims.
16 Wash yourselves and be clean!
Get your sins out of my sight.
Give up your evil ways.
17 Learn to do good.
Seek justice.
Help the oppressed.
Defend the cause of orphans.
Fight for the rights of widows.

18 “Come now, let’s settle this,”
says the LORD.
“Though your sins are like scarlet,
I will make them as white as snow.
Though they are red like crimson,
I will make them as white as wool.
19 If you will only obey me,
you will have plenty to eat.
20 But if you turn away and refuse to listen,
you will be devoured by the sword of your enemies.
I, the LORD, have spoken!”

For those who like snow I have a couple of pictures for you here. The second one is looking down State Street to the state capitol in Madison, Wisconsin. This one ended up on a post card. The flower is for those who long for summer. I happen to like winter and like it when it gets dark early so it’s all downhill from here.

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Vinca white

Photos © Jeff at Scripture Zealot

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Snowy scenes